Traumatic events and anniversaries can impact people in different and unexpected ways.
Reactions may happen to people who experienced the event firsthand, to those who have witnessed or heard about the event or to those who have been involved in some way.
As we approach the one-year marker of March 22, university community members are encouraged to take space as they need to reflect, remember and connect with others.
During this time, many find the greatest support from their community and those they are close with. Rely on each other. Reach out to friends or family, find community to come together with others or check in with those you work with and live near. We are Buffs Together.
There are several memorial events, exhibits and commemorations around Boulder for those who choose to take part or find it helpful for their personal healing.
- A commemoration of Officer Eric Talley at 2 p.m.
- A moment of silence for reflection at 2:30 p.m.
- A community gathering at the Central Park Bandshell at 4:30 p.m.
CU Boulder will dedicate a tree in memory of those lost at 2:30 p.m. on Farrand Field.
Feb. 18–April 10
Museum of Boulder exhibit: Boulder Strong: Still Strong, Remembering March 2021
One Year Later: Reflections and Resiliency after the Boulder Shooting at 6:30 p.m. at Chautauqua Community House (please register to attend).
- Confidential support centers and resources: Find a complete list of campus support services for students, faculty and staff.
- Guidance for supporting groups and teams after a traumatic event: Resources provided by the Office of Victim Assistance (OVA), Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) and Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP).
- Recognize and respond to a student in distress: Visit the Red Folder website for information on recognizing and responding to a student in distress.
- Academic support: Students who need academic support can find resources here.
- Don’t Ignore It: For information about how to talk with someone who has experienced trauma, visit the Don’t Ignore It website. Information about options for reporting concerns such as discriminatory conduct, hate crimes, and other forms of violence can also be found on this site.
- Center for Inclusion and Social Change: Staff in the Center for Inclusion and Social Change are available for individual or group virtual consultations for students to process their experiences.
- International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS): This office provides more information and resources for our international community. Read a statement from the ISSS about the March 22 tragedy.
- Center for Resilience + Well-Being in Schools: Providing support when scary things happen: Talking to Youth
- CU Dialogues facilitated dialogues: Faculty, instructors and students can request a facilitated dialogue related to issues such as collective trauma and grief, racism, injustice and more. These dialogues seek to increase understanding of an issue through open communication across social and cultural differences and/or power differentials.
- Colorado Employee Assistance Program: A confidential support resource for state employees.
- Colorado Crisis Services: Offers walk-in and crisis intervention services at a variety of locations throughout Colorado. They can be reached 24/7 at 1-844-493-TALK (8255).
- Crisis Text Line: Offers free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
- Counseling and Psychiatric Services: Offers emergency and crisis care for students.
How to help
- Official donation sites for all of the victims of the Boulder shooting provided by the Boulder Office of Emergency Management (NOTE: Police are reporting an uptick in fraudulent donation sites related to this tragic event. The sites included on this page have been vetted for authenticity to ensure victims’ families are the ones benefiting.)
- The Colorado Healing Fund, chaired by former Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman and the nonprofit organization’s board of trustees, provides a safe way for people to donate following tragedies, ensuring the funds go to the victims and their families.
- The Boulder County Crisis Fund: Community Foundation Boulder County has established a fund to support the victims, their families, and our community in dealing with and processing this event.
- March 22 victim support: Find more ways to supports people impacted by the March 22 shooting at King Soopers.